NEW LONDON, Conn. -- U.S. Coast Guard Academy cadets conduct a regimental review Oct. 12, 2012. The review was held to honor the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812. The special guests of the review were Capt. Raymond W. Pulver, commanding officer of Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, and Mr. John Johnson, president of OPSAIL Connecticut 2012. U.S. Coast Guard photograph by Petty Officer 3rd Class Cory J. Mendenhall. #coastie #coastguard
US Coast Guard Cutter MESQUITE (WLB-305) - rather a black mark on the Coast Guard's reputation, the Mesquite is a good reminder not to let anything become routine. In December 4, 1989, the Mesquite grounded on a reef off the Keeweenaw Peninsula in Lake Superior, ironically, it was there to replace the navigational buoy that marked that very reef. After several hours of trying to free the vessel, the crew reluctantly abandoned ship. Semper Paratus...?